December 24-25

Christmas

We spent this year's Christmas at my brother's home in Fremont. My parents arrive at my brother's home with my sister earlier that Christmas Eve, I arrive later that afternoon and Victoria, Romarr and Aaliyah arrive just before dinner. This year's drink of choice were Cosmopolitans, made from scratch! Christmas Eve was had a nice Filipino/American dinner and watched Victoria, Aaliyah, and Romarr open their gifts before they went back home. Later that evening we sang karaoke until the power went out in the neighborhood. Christmas Day we went to the 10am mass at St. Anne's church in Union City. Once back at the house we had lunch and then spent all afternoon opening gifts. For dinner, I went to Toby's parents where we had a nice primerib dinner. Toby opened his gifts later that evening.

  • Christmas Eve. We all get stockings from the Batos! Thank you!

  • I make Cosmos for this year's holiday beverage.

  • Dad and Andrew construct an archery target platform.

  • Great grandma and Aaliyah.

  • Aaliyah and her grand auntie Janell.

  • Victoria and Aaliyah

  • Rose and Dad with Colin and Cedric. Inset: Victoria, Janell and Romarr

  • Aaliyah sitting pretty.

  • Trying to capture Aaliyah's smile.

  • Aaliyah and her grand uncle.

  • Andrew and Rose with Aaliyah.

  • Aaliyah and her grand daddy Andrew

  • Romarr and Victoria.

  • Rose cooking up some delicious pancit.

  • Aaliyah going for a ride on her uncle Cedric's back.

  • The family.

  • Opening Aaliyah's Christmas gifts while she sleeps.

  • Romarr opening up his gifts.

  • Victoria opening up her gifts

  • I hand out the Galindez 2010 Family calendar

  • Karaoke time (before the power went out)

  • Christmas Day! Where is Chicka?

  • Mom and Dad with Chicka.

  • The family on Christmas Day.

  • The Fremont Clan.

  • The Galindez Siblings

  • Cedric opening up his gifts, like his plasma globe.

  • Janell's gets gift cards and the Twilight book series.

  • Alan opening up his gifts.

  • Andrew gets a hatchet and Ebay gift cards.

  • Rose opens up her gifts.

  • Colin gets a thick GAP sweater (from whom?)

  • Mom get's her Kennedy biography and some cool shirts.

  • Dad get's several shirts and a Best Buy gift card.

  • I create a 50th Anniversary book for my parents.

  • Toby opens up his India shirt from Janell.